@TheFLP The Wahl clippers let you know you are holding a device that could electrocute you if it wanted to… had my first for 20+ years, only replaced it with another when the plastic snap-on length comb that I always used cracked. Felt that a replacement clipper was in order. That was 10+ years ago, still going strong.
@chienfou Nope, sorry. It is rare to see 19 out of 41 Verified Purchase reviews on Amazon give something one single star. I am very happy for those that have enjoyed a positive outcome, but one of my favorite sayings is “Eat shit, 10 million flies can’t be wrong”, as it reminds me that when there is an overwhelming indication, there is a reason for it. In this case, people were overwhelmingly disappointed in this product. YMMV, but my $14 stays in my account.
Like many others above, I bought the Trym II in June 2017 from meh. My experience so far has been pretty good, and I use it to trim my beard about every couple of weeks. It has held up nicely, and the battery is still going strong (though now that I have said that it will probably crap out next time I use it). It gets run to nothing then recharged every 2-3 months or so.
In fact, I liked it so much I bought the company (no wait, that was something else…) I liked it so much, when I dropped it on the tile floor in the shower and the clip broke off one of the attachments, I tried to find another one on-line but couldn’t. After some searching around I discovered that there seems to be several iterations of this product with different brands associated with them. I bought this product, the Travelmate, and I can attest to the fact that for all intents it is identical to the original Trym II, except for the travel pouch. (plus I only paid $18 for it in April of 2019-- half the current Amazon price)
At 14 dollars, this is still the same price I paid for the Trym II model, (take that inflation!) and as noted above, the labeling seems to be the only difference in the two shavers.
As always, YMMV. TL:DR Trym II = Travelmate+pouch
@chienfou Thank you!!!
I was just going to ask this question to the community, so thanks for sharing. My Trym ll is still going strong and so far the battery is still strong, but at this price a back up would be great.
There’s a Trym ll version on Amazon and a lithium battery version, but they don’t match UPC codes with the one linked from here. But the one sold here has a model number (TM311) that matches the linked one with all crappy reviews…so now I’m uncertain again about its quality.
@Kerig3 As I said, my trimmer itself has been doing fine for the past 2.5+ years. I now have an extra trimmer since I only used the attachments off the replacement one I bought. I charge it up now and then since it is a NiCad battery pack, but so far no issues…
Some years ago I got my barber guy to buy me a high-end (~$100) professional pair of clippers (Oster 22-23F) that I use on my beard. Fully adjustable. I give it some oil now and then. It will outlast the sun.
@UncleVinny I bought a high end set of Oster pet clippers from a thrift store for $10 about 3 years ago. Looked almost brand new. Cleaned up very nice. Still use them for my beard once a month or so with no ill effects. Plus when I look good my wifey gives me belly rubs.
I got this when it was called “Trym”, like a lot of people observed. My “trym” stopped doing a good job trimming my beard after maybe three months, and held less and less of a charge every week. Wouldn’t buy it again.
I can’t believe the horrible reviews! This looks like one of the products you find on AMZ and wonder why it has like 3000 reviews, mostly 4&5 star…The writers of which getting the product for free, thus the reviews.